Torrex™ Fire Upgrading (Vinyl Matt Finish)


Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Vinyl Matt System allows you to upgrade the fire rating of multi-layered previously painted, well adhered internal surfaces to a Class 1 fire rating without the need to strip or redecorate and provides a high level of long term decorative protection for areas of low risk.

The system successfully upgrades the Exova Warringtonfire Class 4 “Blue Board” to Class 1 when tested to BS476 Part 7 and leaves a stunning vinyl matt finish.



  • Achieves Class 1 on well adhered previously painted surfaces
  • 3 coat fire upgrading system
  • Tough, hardwearing matt finish
  • Lower cost alternative than stripping and repainting
  • Wide range of attractive colours
  • Low odour water based formula
  • Easy and safe to apply in all internal areas
  • Independently tested by Exova Warringtonfire
  • Provides long term protection

Frequently Asked Questions

1st Coat
Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Primer (EM358).  A single-pack, water based, fire retardant primer.

2nd & 3rd Coat
Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Vinyl Matt Finish (EM303)

NB: In certain circumstances an adhesion promoting primer may be needed.  This is applied before the fire upgrading system.

Previously painted internal plaster and plasterboard, brick, masonry, concrete, ceramic tiles.  The previously painted areas must be well adhered.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Vinyl Matt Finish is suitable for all well adhered internal surfaces where effective protection from rapid flame spread is needed, but typical areas include staircases, corridors etc in the following locations.

  • Communal areas, stairs, landings, and lift lobbies in multi-storey housing blocks
  • Internal fire escape areas
  • Internal public access areas
  • Corridors and escape routes public buildings such as schools, colleges hospitals, nursing homes, leisure centres, community centres and office blocks
  • Unrivalled expertise and knowledge
  • Nationwide team of area managers and technical personnel
  • Free site survey and risk assessment of your building
  • Free comprehensive specification writing service (NBS format also available)
  • On site technical back-up for live projects
  • RIBA CPD seminar available
    ‘Understanding the Control of Rapid Flame Spread in Building Refurbishment’

The following specification for previously painted walls with conventional finishes is included for demonstrative purposes only and is only applicable to surfaces where the paint adhesion has been tested and shown to be good. Always consult a representative of Tor Coatings prior to specifying or applying.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Primer

By brush or short pile roller, apply one full coat of Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Primer (EM358) at a coverage rate of 10 square metres per litre.  Allow to dry.  Overcoating time minimum 4 hours, maximum 7 days.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Vinyl Matt Finish

By brush or short pile roller, apply two full coats of Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Vinyl Matt Finish(EM303) in the appropriate colour, at a coverage rate of 10 square metres per litre per coat.  Allow first coat to cure. Overcoating time minimum 4 hours, maximum 7 days.

Tor Coatings offer a free site survey service, all of our Area Business Managers are fully trained and able to carry out full site assessments. A detailed and bespoke specification will then be issued.

Call Tor Coatings on 0191 410 6611 to arrange your site survey.

Tor Coatings’ national team of Area Business Managers is supported by a dedicated customer services team, a team of experienced paint chemists and a dedicated technical help desk. Call 0191 411 3148 for assistance from our helpdesk or visit to find out more.

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